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June Exclusive

AC/DC releases an exclusive limited collector’s edition picture disc as part of RSD Drops 2021.  The 12” vinyl includes “Through The Mists of Time” and “Witch’s Spell” from the global #1 album Power Up, housed in a PVC jacket with an OBI strip at the top. 

"Through The Mists of Time" b/w "Witch's Spell"

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June - RSD First

Prospect Hummer was recorded by the band's friend Rusty Santos (co-producer of 2004's Sung Tongs) and originally released in May 2005. The EP features singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan on three of the four tracks and was released shortly before the band's 2005 release Feels. All four band members - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear - feature on this release. Pressed on red and yellow starburst vinyl.

1. It’s You 2. Prospect Hummer 3. Baleen Sample 4. I Remember Learning How to Dive

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June - RSD First

This limited edition picture disc edition of the latest album from the newly crowned kings of Swedish Metal comes in a special die cut sleeve, released first for RSD Drops. Both discs feature photos of the entire band on sides “A” and “C” ~ disc one features the current album on both sides, disc two features a four song live EP recorded in Paris. A download card is included, as is a custom RSD Drops hype sticker on the front. 

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June Exclusive

Black Sabbath’s album Mob Rules celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with a limited edition picture disc exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. The newly remastered audio - from line up Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice - features the tracks “The Mob Rules,” “Turn Up The Night” & “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”.  Strictly Limited to 5000 copies worldwide. 

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June - RSD First

A collection of remixes, reworkings and B-sides from legendary Pixies frontman Black Francis. Highlights include the Bloc Party remix of “The Seus”, plus rarities “II Cuchaiao” and “The Water” which were previously Exclusive to Francis’ website. This RSD Drops marks its first vinyl release, pressed on heavyweight black and white split vinyl. 

1. “Abbabubba” 2. “Serious Curious” 3. “Il Cuchaiao” 4. “Alabaster” 5. “Rabbits” 6. “Dead Man's Curve” 7. “Polly's Into Me” 8. “The Seus (Infadels Remix)” 9. “Ghost Coming” 10. “The Water” 11. “The Seus (Charles Normal Remix)” 12. “Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)” 13. “Get Away Oil” 14. “The Seus (Bloc Party Remix)” 15. “Virginia Reel”

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June Exclusive

Black Sabbath’s classic 1980 album Heaven and Hell pressed on a Limited Edition Picture Disc for the first time, exclusively for RSD Drops. The artwork showcases the album’s original “Smoking Angels” cover art by Lynn Curlee on the front and an illustration of the band by artist Harry Carmean on the back.  The newly remastered audio --from line up Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward --features tracks “Neon Knights,” “Die Young” & “Heaven And Hell”.  Strictly Limited to 5000 copies worldwide.

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June Limited Run

2001’s Blocc Movement is an album combining the acclaimed gangster rap of C-Bo with the horrorcore of Brotha Lynch Hung, a style he’s credited with innovating. With features from Tech N9ne, Spice 1, and more, this album has continued to stay relevant as a hip-hop classic. This clear vinyl with blue splatter pressing for RSD Drops marks its first time on vinyl. 

Intro
Gangsta (feat. Kam)
Follow My Lead (feat. Killa Tay, COS)
Flippin' Chiccens
187 On The Hook (feat. Tech N9ne)
The Watcher
We All Thug (feat. COS, Tall Can)
187 On 24th St
Drunken Style
Dedication
Divide (feat. Phats Bossi, COS)
There It Is
Down At The Courthouse
Money, Power, Respect (feat. Spider Loc)
The Plot (feat. Zagg)
Wheres My Checc (feat. Zagg, Art-B)
My Papers
Kicc The Door In
Don’t Stop (feat. Yukmout, Spice 1)
Outro

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June Limited Run

In celebration of The Brummies’ second studio album, Automatic World, the guys, in collaboration with Nashville’s beloved Grimey’s record store, present an exclusive 6-song live set Live from Grimey’s recorded on 12/18/20. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.

1: Sunshine
2: Call Me
3: Fever Dream
4: Who Should I Be
5: Cherry Blossom
6: Automatic world

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June Limited Run

Two of Louisiana’s most well-known and respected artists, Boosie Badazz and C-Murder, combined forces to deliver a one-of-a-kind release with Penitentiary Chances. The project is a strong reading from the streets with Boosie and C-Murder telling real-life street stories as only they can. Both had always wanted to work together, and being incarcerated in Angola they had time to put their heads together and come up with the project. This double clear vinyl release marks the first time Penitentiary Chances is pressed on vinyl.

The Beginning / Under Pressure (feat. Calliope Bub) / In The Pen / Dear Supreme Court / 4, 3, 2, 1 / Dear Cee, Dear Boosie / Strapped Up (feat. VS) / Black Babies Don’t Mourn / Don’t Rush 2 / Grow Up (feat. Calliope Bub) / A Political Prisoner Speaks / God, Im Sorry / Blame My Mother / When We Came to The Can (feat. Calliope Bub) / 2 Legit (feat. Calliope Bub) / Remember Me (feat. 2meka, Cuttboy G Dinero, Yella) / This Aint Living (feat. VS) / Miller Time (feat. Mac Milli) / It's Hard 2 Be Black (feat. Snoop Dogg) / For My Homies That's Dead (feat. Calliope Bub) / The End

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June Exclusive


A 180g 12” single from The Chemical Brothers featuring the new track “The Darkness You Fear”. 

SIDE A: The Darkness You Fear
SIDE B: (To be revealed later)


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June - RSD First

The Godfather of the DRILL wave that took hip-hop by storm, Chief Keef has never relinquished his position as one of the leading artists in the genre. Dedication, his 2017 studio album, remains iconic in an extremely acclaimed discography. With features from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Yachty and more, this album has forever remained in the conversations of fan favorites of the last decade. This RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.

Ticket
Keke Palmer
Mailbox
Cook
Bad (feat. Tadoe)
Text
Glory Bridge (feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie)
Get It
Negro
Less Speed
Come On Now (feat. Lil Yachty)
Kills
Told Yall
Let Me See (feat. Tadoe)
Be Back

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June - RSD First

Hip-Hop legend Chief Keef and super producer Zaytoven teamed up for one of the biggest collaboration projects of 2019 with GloToven.  After their fan favorite mixtape, Camp GloTiggy went viral in 2016, Keef and Zaytoven knew their sequel had to be even stronger. Delivering twelve songs and a feature from Lil Pump, the duo outdid expectations, as GloToven received praise from the entire community. This glow-in-the-dark RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.

3rd Person / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes (feat. Lil Pump) / Batman / Ain’t Gonna Happen / Fast / Spy Kid / Petty / Han Han / Posse / Sneeze / What Can I Say / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes

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June Exclusive

Limited edition double A-side on 12” Tangerine vinyl, featuring the first two singles from Jim Croce’s 1972 album, You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, which hit #1 in the US and Canada is RIAA Certified GOLD

Also included are the original B-sides “Photographs and Memories” and “New York’s Not
My Home”

The release also includes replicated original front cover art from both singles, one on each side.

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June Exclusive

The Cure’s third studio album Faith marks its 40th Anniversary this year and to celebrate the album – which features the single “Primary” – will be pressed on picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.

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June Exclusive

Deftones White Pony 20th Anniversary re-issue included a full disc of remixes of the original album, aka Black Stallion. Two remixes that did not make the acclaimed Black Stallion are now released as an RSD Drops limited edition picture disc. This 12” single features the unreleased remixes by Telfon Tel Aviv (“Digital Bath”), and Arca (“Feiticeira”).

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June Exclusive

Home: Phantoms of Summer is So-Cal alt-rock band Dirty Heads’ third studio album and their first collection of acoustic renditions of fan favorites. Released in 2013, the album earned top 10 positioning on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums (#9), Top Alternative Albums (#7) & Top Independent Albums (#3) charts. After being out of print on vinyl for many years, and with strong demand from the band’s passionate fanbase, the album will be available Exclusively as part of RSD Drops on limited edition natural colored vinyl.

1. “Intro (Anchors Up)” 2. “Warming Sun” 3. “Coming Home” 4. “Strike Gently” 5. “Garland” 6. “Phantom” 7. “Higher And Higher” 8. “Gold To Me” 9. “Cabin By The Sea (Live)” 10. “Sloth's Revenge” 11. “Outro (Beast Of The Lake)”

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June Exclusive

The Doors’ famed studio album Morrison Hotel recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, unearthing rare session tapes from the original recording sessions.  Exclusively for RSD Drops 2021, Morrison Hotel Sessions will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, offering listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience to hear The Doors create “Roadhouse Blues,” “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday” and “Queen Of The Highway” from the masterpiece album. The limited edition package – which was mixed and assembled by The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick – is pressed on 180g double vinyl and also features new liner notes from Botnick. Strictly limited and numbered to 16,000 copies worldwide.

SIDE ONE: BLACK DRESSED IN LEATHER (Queen Of The Highway Sessions) - First Session (11/15/68): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Various Takes), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 44). Second Session (1/16/69): 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 12), 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 14)

SIDE TWO: Third Session (Date unknown): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKES 5, 6 & 9), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 14), 4. I WILL NEVER BE UNTRUE, 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE UNKNOWN) | MONEY BEATS SOUL (Roadhouse Blues Sessions) - First Session: 6. Roadhouse Blues (Take 14)

SIDE THREE: Second Session: 1. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT), 2. ROCK ME BABY. Third Session: 3. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 6 & 7), 4.ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKE 8)

SIDE FOUR: Fourth Session: 1. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 1 & 2), 2. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 5, 6 & 14) | Dawn’s Highway (Peace Frog/Blue Sunday Session) 3. PEACE FROG/BLUE SUNDAY (TAKE 4), 4. PEACE FROG (TAKE 12)

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June Exclusive

Limited edition 50th anniversary picture disc of ELP’s 1971 acclaimed, seminal second studio album that UK#1 / US#9 / Italy #1 / Germany #4 / Netherlands #6 / Australia #6.
Die-cut sleeve with replicas of the original album artwork, mastered from the 2012 HD remaster by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham.

SIDE A: 1. Tarkus 2. Eruption 3. Stones Of Years 4. Iconoclast 5. Mass 6. Manticore 7. Battlefield 8. Aquatarkus

SIDE B: 1. Jeremy Bender 2. Bitches Crystal 3. The Only Way (Hymn) 4. Infinite Space (Conclusion) 5. A Time And A Place 6. Are You Ready Eddy?

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June Exclusive

1. “Around The Sun” 2. “Shut up And Listen” 3. “Over It” 4. “Not My Problem – Acoustic” 5. “Invincible (feat. Lindsey Stirling) – Acoustic”

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June Exclusive

Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day.  Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped.  The second of this series comes from Ella Fitzgerald.  This 12" Single LP features live versions of Mack the Knife and Summertime from the legendary 1960 Berlin performance, with the 1962 “Lost Berlin Tapes” versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.

Side A:
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962

Side B:
Summertime 1960
Summertime 1962

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June Exclusive

San Francisco rock band The Flamin' Groovies moved to Britain in 1972, where they signed to United Artists.  During this year they recorded The Rockfield Recordings with British producer Dave Edmonds at The Rockfield Studios in Wales.  Now for the first time, all their 1972 recordings for United Artists will be released on vinyl, having previously only been available on CD as A Bucket of Brains back in 1995. The 10” includes both the original mix -- and a 1995 remix at original speed -- of their masterpiece “Shake Some Action”. Limited to 6500 copies worldwide. 

Side One – 1. Shake Some Action, 2. Tallahassee Lassie, 3. Married Woman, 4. Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues
Side Two – 1. Slow Death, 2. You Tore Me Down, 3. Little Queenie, 4. Shake Some Action (95 Mixdown - Original Speed)

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June - RSD First

The Soft Bulletin is one of the Flaming Lips’ most popular and best-selling albums. The Soft Bulletin Companion was originally available as a promo-only CD, hand-made by the Lips’ management, and given to media and radio as the original album grew in popularity around its original release. The compilation includes unreleased songs from the era, plus outtakes and early mixes, B-sides, international bonus tracks and stereo versions of Zaireeka tracks. This silver-colored, double LP comes to record stores first as part of RSD Drops.    

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June - RSD First

Live album of performances from Ariana Grande's 2019 Sweetener tour including the global hit songs, "7 rings," "thank u, next" and more!

1. raindrops (an angel cried) (live)
2. god is a woman (live)
3. bad idea (live)
4. break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored (live)
5. r.e.m (live)
6. be alright (live)
7. sweetener (live)
8. successful (live)
9. side to side (live) featuring Nicki Minaj
10. 7 rings (live)
11. love me harder (live)
12. breathin (live)
13. needy (live)
14. fake smile (live)
15. make up (live)
16. break your heart right back (live) featuring Childish Gambino
17. right there (live) featuring Big Sean
18. you'll never know (live)
19. nasa (live)
20. tattooed heart (live)
21. only 1 (live)
22. goodnight n go (live)
23. get well soon (live)
24. in my head interlude (live)
25. everytime (live)
26. the light is coming (live) featuring Nicki Minaj
27. into you (live)
28. my heart belongs to daddy (live)
29. dangerous woman (live)
30. break free (live)
31. no tears left to cry (live)
32. thank u, next (live)

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June - RSD First

Archival recordings from Al Green recorded for Hi Records, accompanied by new orchestral arrangements. Pressed on pink vinyl. 

Tired Of Being Alone/Call Me (Come Back Home)/Let's Stay Together/I'm Still In Love WIth You/HEre I Am (Come and Tkae Me)/How Can You Mend A Broken Heart/Sha La La/I Can't Get Next To You/ You Ought To Be WIth Me/Look What You Done For Me/Let's Get Married/Take Me To The River

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June Exclusive

In celebration of the film's 35th anniversary, this first-ever picture disc for the iconic score features the album cover on side A and the infamous One-Eyed Willie on side B. The tracklisting to this single disc version of the original score was personally selected and assembled by composer David Grusin.  

Side One: 1. Fratelli Chase 2. Cellar And Sloth 3. The Goondocks (Goonies Theme) 4. The “It,” Fifty Dollar Bills And A Stiff 5. Pee Break And Kissing Tunnel 6. Skull And Signature 7. Plumbing 8. Restaurant Trash 9. Boulders, Bats And A Blender

Side Two: 1. They’re Here And Skull Cave Chase 2. Playing The Bones 3. Mikey’s Vision 4. Triple Stones And A Ball 5. Wishing Well And The Fratellis Find Coin 6. Mama & Sloth 7. One Eyed Willie 8. No Firme And Pirate Ship

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June Exclusive

Exclusive RSD Drops release featuring four session/stripped back tracks from recent album CFTW. Look for four new videos to accompany the tracks. 

Side A: Rookery (Live) / Far Out (Live)

Side B: Finders Keepers/The Strange Last Flight of Richard Russell (Live)

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June Exclusive

A 7” picture disc featuring their cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True” and their Top 10 radio single “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix. This is Exclusively at record stores as part of RSD Drops. 

A Side: “Sad But True” (Metallica Cover)
B Side: “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

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June - RSD First

After is the third studio solo album by former Emperor frontman Ihsahn. This album is the final album in a planned trilogy of albums by Ihsahn. Double Colored Vinyl Set: LP1 -Black/White Swirl + LP2- Solid Pink. Housed in gatefold packaging

LP1 –
1. The Barren Lands
2. A Grave Inversed
3. After
4. Frozen Lakes On Mars
LP2 –
1. Undercurrent
2. Austere
3. Heaven's Black Sea
4. On The Shores

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June Exclusive

The all-star collective The Jaded Hearts Club specialize in putting their ragged garage-rock spin on a catalogue of forgotten classics and all-time favorites, as evidenced on their debut album, You've Always Been Here.

Now the band--consisting of Miles Kane (The Last Shadow Puppets), Nic Cester (Jet), Graham Coxon (Blur), Jamie Davis, Matt Bellamy (MUSE), and Sean Payne (The Zutons)--are set to release Live At The 100 Club as part of RSD Drops 2021!


Side 1: 1. Gloria 2. Have Love Will Travel 3. My Generation 4. Money 5. Please Please Me

Side 2: 1. Hey Bulldog 2. Back In The USSR 3. Sunshine Of Your Love 4. Paint It Black 5. Helter Skelter

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June Exclusive

Sarah Jarosz puts her own unique stamp on songs by Billie Eilish and U2 on this 12" single. Side B etching.

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/my future

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June - RSD First

Atlanta rapper Jeezy is one of the more visible frontrunners of the Southern Trap sound that grew to worldwide popularity. His 2005 major-label debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation, kicked down the doors for him to become one of the top-performing commercial rappers of his time. This collection celebrates 15 years of the Thug Motivation series on clear vinyl, standard weight. Parental Advisory.

Side: 1
1. AND THEN WHAT
2. GO CRAZY
3. SOUL SURVIVOR
4. MY HOOD
5. TRAP STAR
6. I LUV IT
7. GO GETTA
8. DREAMIN
9. U KNOW WHAT IT IS
10. J.E.E.Z.Y

Side: 2
1. LEAVE YOU ALONE
2. I DO
3. LOSE MY MIND
4. WAY TOO GONE
5. SUPAFREAK
6. MLK BLVD
7. 1 TIME
8. '06
9. BIG SHIT
10. 4PLAY

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June Exclusive

Acid, Incense and Balloons: RSD-Collected Gems From The Golden Era Of Flight was created by the Record Store Day team and curated by record stores. The songs on this collection originally appeared on various Jefferson Airplane releases from 1966 to 1971. Some of the ‘gems’ here will be familiar, while others are obscure, live, or alternate versions of Jefferson Airplane songs. Wide stylistic swings, from sweet folk-pop to crushing psychedelic anthems, add up to a glorious portrait of the era, evoking Acid, Incense and Balloons.

Side A: 1. “It’s No Secret” 2. “3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds” 3. “Martha” 4. “If You Feel” 5. “Somebody To Love” 6. “Wooden Ships”

Side B: 1. “Fat Angel” 2. “Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon” 3. “Pretty As You Feel” 4. “Third Week In The Chelsea”

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June - RSD First

This first-time vinyl edition of The Hustle Continues by legendary Three 6 Mafia founder Juicy J comes as part of RSD Drops.  This sixteen track album debuts in a 2xLP 45 RPM wide spine jacket format on 180g vibrant colored vinyl (one Orchid disc and one Lime Green). Also included is an 11” x 11” poster insert w/album art, a download card, and a custom hype sticker for that mentions the following guest artists: 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Conway, Jay Rock, Keyglock, Lex Luger, Lil Baby, Logic, Megan Thee Stallion, Nle Choppa, Project Pat, Ty Dolla Sign, Wiz Khalifa, and Young Dolph.  Limited Edition US pressing 3000 pieces.

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June Exclusive

Limited edition remastered 50th anniversary picture disc release of the 1971 British comedy film soundtrack album. Performed by THE KINKS with additional orchestral arrangements by Stanley Myers. Their ninth official studio album and last on the PYE label.

Previously unreleased in the USA, and the first vinyl re-press in twenty years.

Sleeve artwork and textured cover as per the original release. Produced in association with THE KINKS.

SIDE ONE: 1. God’s Children 2. Lola 3. The Way Love Used To Be 4. Completely 5. Running Round Town 6. Moments

SIDE TWO: 1. Animals In The Zoo 2. Just Friends 3. Whip Lady 4. Dreams 5. Helga 6. Willesden Green 7. God’s Children – End

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June - RSD First

Heavy Sun, the soulful, debut from Daniel Lanois and his invigorating new all-star band. Recorded in Los Angeles and Toronto, the album fuses classic gospel and modern electronics, mixing gritty, human textures with crisp, digital accents and lush, swirling atmospherics to create a sound that's at once warmly familiar and boldly unexpected. The arrangements here are spacious and dreamy, anchored by rich, righteous organ topped with airy falsetto and mesmerizing four-part harmony, and the writing is buoyant and soulful to match, tapping into the shared uncertainty of the human condition to offer hope, comfort, and connection at a time when all three run in desperately short supply. For RSD Drops this year comes the vinyl debut of this critically acclaimed album. Pressed on Translucent Ruby inside Opaque Orchid colored vinyl, and limited to a worldwide run of 4000.  Includes a download card. 

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June Exclusive

Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor Series is a limited edition four LP set featuring Fiasco’s debut studio album Food & Liquor and follow up Food and Liquor II together on vinyl for the first time, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.
Food & Liquor – which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year – features production from Kanye West, The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), Mike Shinoda & Jay-Z amongst others. It was nominated for four Grammy Awards, and includes Grammy Award winning track “Daydreaming” (Feat. Jill Scott).
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 – which will be pressed on vinyl for the first time ever exclusively for this package – features production from The Audibles and 1500 or Nothin' amongst others. It went on to chart at number 5 in the US Billboard 200 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
The albums are pressed on 140g vinyl, in an assortment of colors and housed in a slipcase. Strictly Limited and numbered to 7000 copies worldwide.

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